Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pupa update

Two days ago I posted pictures of a couple small pupae I had found in some rolled leaves. Today, one of them emerged. It was, in fact, the one with the pointy head. Not surprisingly, this moth has a somewhat pointy head.

It also has two curious black fuzzy bumps on its back, and beautiful green eyes.

It flew off as I was taking photos (hence the photo in the pine tree), and I eventually lost track of it.

From the shape of the wings while at rest, my first guess for family is Tortricidae.

I think I might have the ID, Olethreutes connectum, based on this site. Let me know if you think I'm right!

4 comments:

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Ted C. MacRae said...

Looks like a pretty good idea. The common name is "bunchberry leaffolder moth" - did you find it on bunchberry (whatever that is)?

Ted C. MacRae said...

er... ID, not idea.

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